Well, it's three days late, but I really wanted to get this down for posterity.
I cannot believe it's been six months since we met our wee little man. Pippin's grown so much! I haven't weighed him recently, but I know he's well over 18lb. We go for his well-baby check up on Thursday, so we'll get a good accurate measurement at that time. He's totally outgrown 99% of his 3-6 month wardrobe, and we're going to have to head to the consignment store on the weekend to pick up some new pants for him.
|He wanted to help with the Christmas lights|
|Every morning is a new discovery of scratches. |
I've tried the socks on his hands thing and it just doesn't help.
And speaking of chewing... oh my stars! Pip chews on anything and everything and drools like a faucet. Ginny has a large plastic Noah's Ark and for some reason Pip thinks it's a teething toy. He's teething like mad, but still not making any real progress. There are some bumps in his gums, but for all the pain he deals with, they don't seem to be going anywhere. Ginny didn't get her first tooth until around 8 months, but I'm hoping for Pip's sake that he doesn't have to go that long.
When Pippin isn't rolling, he's trying very hard to push himself up onto all fours. He's desperate to keep up with Ginny, and sometimes his frustration at being left behind gets the better of him. He's also recently begun to pay attention to the toys around him. He will roll to get to certain items, and has an incredible grip once he gets hold of something (and he loves to wrap his fingers in Mummy's hair... ouch!).
He loves to sit up, but can't manage it for very long on his own just yet. He loves his toes, thinks they are the funniest things in the world, next to his sister. He has yet to discover his penis, but given the strength of his grip, that's probably a good thing. :)
Pip babbles and jabbers so much more than Ginny did at this age. I always knew that Ginny was quieter, but wow! He talks non-stop all day. Of course it's still all nonsense syllables but it's a marked difference.
|First meal of rice cereal|
(Finally got the pic to post!)
Sleep at night is great. Both he and Ginny are sleeping in the nursery now (Ginny goes down at 7:30 and he snoozes in the living room until 9 and then has a final diaper change and bottle before moving to the nursery), and they have managed to deal with each other's noises. Napping, on the otherhand, has been a challenge. At least part of the issue is again logistics. He NEEDS a nap in the morning, but fights it so hard, I think because Ginny is up and playing. At most he'll sleep for 20 minutes to a half hour. In the afternoon, he'll often sleep when Ginny is napping, but where to put him is still the question. I need to just bite the bullet and try putting him down in his crib at the same time as Ginny nap and see what happens.
|I know I've shared this pic before, but I just adore it!|
The crud has landed on Ginny. Poor sweet girl has a fever and a seriously runny nose. I hope and pray that she doesn't get it as bad or suffer with it as long as I have (almost 100%... my voice is still really weak).